Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wonderful Week!

This past week was our annual week-long visit from our two oldest granddaughters. What a wonderful week it was. We did most of the things we had planned and some we didn't. Went to tea at a lovely little tea shop, shopping (of course), a Big Cat Rescue center, a trip to the Midcontinent Railway Museum for a ride on the train, more shopping, lunch at Sonic, made several neat crafts and they baked cookies with their great-grandma (very memorable experience for all concerned). What do two little girls with $10 each buy at Toys R Us? Well, that was a hard decision until we reached the stuffed animal section. Older granddaughter decided on an adorable Husky dog and younger on a bright blue snake. A big, bright, blue snake! The visit ended with a second cousin who lives down the road from us spending the night. Do you know how silly three little girls can get when they get together? Very, very silly. I am going to miss those two so much!

DH even went with us on our cat and train adventure on Thursday. The girls were so pleased by that. They especially loved the big cats. Unfortunately, we were there during nap time for the cats. Only a couple of them were moving at all. There was a baby white tiger that was sooooo cute! All of us wished we could play with it and it obviously wanted us to. It was the last cat we saw and it yowled really loudly when we left to go to the car. Poor baby!

The craft room is still coming along. DS and DH moved more boxes of stuff for me to go through. I am working on sorting my stamp set right now and how I am going to store them. I am using baskets right now that I hope will fit into one of the white cabinets. The holiday sets will probably be stored in a less accessible location, like on a top shelf. I love having all my inks, markers, pencils, etc. right out where I can see them. I have two file drawers with my SU paper sorted alphabetically. My goal is to fill all the folders if possible so I can work with any color whenever I want. Some people have said that they think SU is too expensive. Well, I disagree! I have found SU products to be of the highest quality and I love their papers and inks.

Last Sunday we went to Herm's sister Lucy's father-in-law's funeral. We will all miss Frank Dunn. He was such a nice man and wrote the most wonderful Christmas newsletters. I looked forward to our exchanges each winter. I didn't get to see much of Frank and Cathy over the years, but I felt as if I know them anyway, They raised a wonderful family and we are proud to have their oldest son, Michael, as a part of our family. God speed, Frank!

I am dying to see the new Harry Potter movie. No one wants to go with me, though. I just may go on my own. Harry Potter movies are so much better on the big screen! I especially love watching Quidditch on the big screen. Anyone want to go along?


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